Friday, 19 August 2016

Zombicide: Black Plague Male Walkers 01

This is the last of my posts reviewing all of the figures that are contained within the Zombicide: Black Plague core set. I have left the most numerous type of Zombie until last - the Male Walkers. There are 21 figures of Male Walkers, which are sculpted in three different poses. Apart from the gender change, Male Walkers are identical to Female Walkers regarding the rules of the game.
Two of these three Male Walkers have not been converted. For the one at the far left, I copied his colour scheme from the rulebook. The one in the middle has the red and blue livery that I used on one of each Zombie sculpt.
The Walker at the far right sports my dark brown and ochre yellow colour scheme, which has also been used on one of each of the nine Zombie sculpts. I drilled a hole through his chest and inserted a short spear from my spare parts box into the hole. The pointy bit is sticking out of his front but is rather obscured by a lot of blood. Actually, the spear was a lot longer but I had to cut a good bit off from the back because it stuck out too much and made it difficult for me to store him in the box with the others.
These next four have all been converted. Starting with the Walker at the far left, I drilled a big hole into his stomach. I don't know why I didn't have any intestines spilling out of it. A lapse on my part! Next to him, this Walker had his left arm hacked off at the elbow.
For the Walker second from the right I glued the severed gloved arm of a Fatty to the back of his base. It looks huge, doesn't it? The Walker at the far right had his lower body swapped with the lower body of another Walker, whom you can see below in the final two photographs. I like how he is lurching to one side.
These next three Walkers are all unconverted. Only their paint schemes makes them look different. The Walker at the far left is leaning forward more than the other two next to him.
I have nothing to say about the other two other than they sport the by now familiar red and blue and brown and ochre colour schemes.
These next four Walkers have all had minor conversions done to them. The Walker at the far left had a few holes drilled into his body. The next Walker in line had his arm chopped off below the elbow.
The Walker second from the right had a severed arm glued to the back of his base. For the Walker at the far right I repositioned his right arm so that it is bent at the elbow and pointing forward instead of to his side.
These three are the last of my unconverted figures. It was just a coincidence that the Walker at the far right shared the same dark brown and ochre yellow colour scheme to the Walker at the far right, but I did swap round where the colours went on them.
The Walker in the centre of this trio is entirely unremarkable except to say he bled a lot from that stomach wound. Once again, where are the spilled intestines? I clearly wasn't thinking straight when I painted and converted these!
Finally, we have four more converted Male Walkers. The guy at the far left had a hole drilled into his heart. Next to him is another victim of hacked off arm syndrome.
The Walker who is second from the right has had a severed hand glued to the front of his base. Last of all, is the Walker who had the lower body swapped with the Walker I showed above. I had to remodel the end of his hood with Milliput.
It is a wonderful feeling whenever I complete a collection of figures. I know this collection is not finished yet, thanks to the many expansion sets and add-ons I received, but I'm just happy to have completed everything from the core set. That in itself is a worthy achievement and it gives me another set of figures for which I'm very proud of.
I do have one more set of Zombicide: Black Plague Survivors to show you, but they are not official figures for the game. Let us just say, they are very different and leave it at that for now. I haven't decided whether to show them in my next post, which would round off this series of articles very nicely, or to keep them as a surprise for a future post. I'll mull it over and you'll find out what I've decided next week. Of course, if you do have an opinion on what I should do in this instance, please let me know in the comments section below.

16 comments:

  1. yet again more Hordes of goodness. errrh evilness, erhm... well you know what I mean.
    Shame you say this is the last Black plague figure painting post I was just starting to dig them. (Pun intended) yeah I know GROAN!

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    1. Thanks, Clint. There may be another ZBP post on Monday. Either way, I will be continuing this project later on. I still have loads more ZBP figures to show you, once I get them painted.

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  2. Bryan, I was really hyped when I read your wonderful line "I drilled a big hole into his stomach.", and then frankly spat my tea out across the monitor when it was followed by "I don't know why I didn't have any intestines spilling out of it." That's probably far more terrifying a thing to see on your blog than any of your gory cadavers!! :-)

    Tip top stuff nonetheless, my friend, and plenty of colour schemes for me to pore over when it comes time to paint my own "Black Plague" up. Now stop teasing us with those final unofficial survivors and promise you'll get them posted :-)

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    1. Simon, I really must apologise for not including one spilled intestine in any of my ZBP conversions. Lesson learned. It won't happen again, I assure you.

      More ZBP survivors for Monday? Coming right up then. Thank you for deciding for me, Simon. I couldn't possibly let you down again! :-)

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    2. Bryan, your postings never let me down my friend, and I'll now doubly look forward to your Monday article :-)

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  3. More smashing stuff Bryan, who doesn't want a chap with a giant hole in his chest? Oh but shouldn't the titles be "Male Walkers" not Female?

    Cheers Roger.

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    1. I just copied and pasted the previous title... then forgot to change it. Thanks for the keen eyed spot, Roger. Title has been amended. I don't think anyone else noticed so let's keep it our little secret. ;-)

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  4. These are cracking Bryan I see what you mean about the spear it looks ace. I think a zombie with a sword through his neck would look hilarious!

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    1. Thanks, Simon. I'll bear your suggestion in mind for my next batch of conversions.

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  5. Agreed^^ need a sword through the neck, that would look the business dude... Give us the next zbp post,don't you hold out you naughty man!!

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    1. Cheers, Andy. The sword through the neck will appear some time in the future and the new Survivors post will appear on Monday.

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  6. interestingly glossy, which for you Bryan in unusual. Your things tend to be deep matt (probably more so because you don`t varnish anything), but these have a definite shine to them.

    You`ve worked hard on these and now the fun begins: you actually get to PLAY with them, yeeeey!!!

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    1. Many thanks, Tarot. The gore effects are definitely glossy. This is the beauty of Tamiya Clear Red. But the clothing is more of a satin finish than gloss, I'd say.

      Still, you're right, it is great to have finished them all and playing with painted figures is always more fun than playing with unpainted figures. Yeeeeeeeey, indeed!

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  7. Very nice work, Bryan. Looking at these particular figures, my first thought was "Wouldn't it be cool to have Prince Edmund, the Black Adder, as a survivor in this game..." I think Rogue Miniatures do a medieval version of Blackadder under their "sword" range...

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    1. Thanks, Jez. Edmund Blackadder and Baldrick, of course, would be perfect additions to this range.

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